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“It Was Because of Randy”: WCW Legend Details Hulk Hogan’s Weird Relationship With ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage

Published 06/27/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage were the biggest wrestlers of their generation. The Hulkamania was running wild, not showing signs of slowing down. While Savage was doing the best promo work this industry had ever seen, both also partnered up on one occasion and feuded many times over belts and women.

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But when both of their momentum slowed down considerably and new stars like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were showing their in-ring talent, they looked at other companies who were ready to take them with open arms.


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Eric Bischoff talking about Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage’s relationship

When asked about the relationship between two of his biggest stars in nWo, Bischoff remarked, “They [Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage] were tight, they had the most. They had such a weird relationship., they could be just best friends in one moment in time and then just. And it was because of Randy, Hulk was pretty consistent.”

“People who don’t know Hulk Hogan, that never really worked with Hulk Hogan, that only know of him because of reputation and because of narrative by guys like Dave Meltzer and others. He’s a pretty easy cat to get along with, he’s a very easy-going guy.


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Further, Bischoff added, “One minute they’d be thick as thieves the next minute they’d be at each other’s throats. Usually, it was Randy. But at this point, we’d all fly together… Oftentimes I’d go down and hang out and Hulk’s on the weekend or if I had business to do with Hulk I’d go down there for three to four days and usually stay in Hulk’s house and Randy was there, all the time. They worked out together, they trained together. We ate sushi together, drank beer together. So they were very friendly at this point in time.

The era of The Mega Powers

Running wild for 3 years between 1987 and 1989, the Mega Powers, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, managed by Miss Elizabeth, would tear through the tag team division. Their biggest feud was against Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant. The match would be called The Mega Powers vs The Mega Bucks.


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But soon the team broke off as one of the most iconic storylines of the late ’90s saw Savage beating up Hogan for doubting his best friend for running off with his partner. But they soon reunited as Savage would become a part of the nWo, created by Hulk Hogan in WCW. Tell us about your favorite Hogan and Savage moments in the comments below.

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Written by:

Murtaza Bharmal


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Murtaza Bharmal is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing an English Literature degree, he is fond of storytelling in the professional wrestling sport. Music, literature and pop culture run through his veins.
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